Ben Wilkerson, No. 81, wraps up the ball carrier in a recent game. The Trojans are back home Friday night for homecoming. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
Ben Wilkerson, No. 81, wraps up the ball carrier in a recent game. The Trojans are back home Friday night for homecoming. (Photo by Rick Fromm)

Two first half touchdowns propelled the Turkey Valley football team (2-2, 2-0 district) to a 14-6 district victory over Starmont (1-3, 1-1 district) Friday night in Arlington.

"Overall the team played well. It was a hard fought battled that was not decided until the last few seconds in the game," said Coach Mark Scott.



Just enough

The Trojan offense did just enough to get the victory. They broek through first in the fisrt quarter, when Luke Kuennen finished a drive with a 4-yard run to the end zone. The two-oint run failed, making it 6-0 Turkey Valley.

Kuennen was back in the end zone in the second frame. This time he went in from 5 yards out. The Trojans went to the air for the two-point play, with quarterback Ryan Busta finding Jordan Denk open to put the Trojans up 14-0.

Things got interesting in the fourth quarter when Starmont got on the board, scoring 1-yard rush. That brought the lead to 14-6.

The Trojans looked ot run the clock out in the final minutes of the fourth. However, it came down to a fourth down play, when Starmont was called for defensive offsides that allowed the Trojans to keep the ball and get the win.

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